ANOTHER good attendance of around the 80 mark greeted guest artiste Matthew Bason from Kettering at the WEOS November concert.

A successful evening was filled with a varied selection of musical entertainment. Not only did the audience hear performances on electronic keyboard, but also on electronic piano and accordion, as well as a few vocals.

Matthew opened the show on his electronic keyboard with The Best Of Times Is Now (from the musical La Cage Aux Folles), followed by In Love For The Very First Time (from the film An Alligator Named Daisy). The music continued with Three Times A Lady (a hit for Lionel Richie) and No Matter What (from Whistle Down The Wind). After a performance of the Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves (from the opera Nabucco) Matthew moved over to the electronic piano to perform a feline-based medley of tunes, including Memory (from the musical Cats), The Alley Cat Song and Hold That Tiger. The audience was then able to sample another of Matthew’s talents as he sang Oklahoma and Fly Me To The Moon, completing the first half with the rapid Circus Renz on piano.

After the break, the entertainment resumed with Twelfth Street Rag, performed on keyboard. Matthew then picked up his accordion to perform a selection of lively polkas before returning to his keyboard to play a medley of pop songs – such as YMCA, Can’t Stop The Music (both Village People numbers), Tragedy (Bee Gees) and Beautiful Sunday (Daniel Boone). In complete contrast, the next piece of music was Ennio Morricone’s beautiful theme, Gabriel’s Oboe (from the film, The Mission). Misty and Lady In Red were performed in a laid-back style, followed by the dramatic Nessun Dorma (from the opera Turandot). As the evening drew to a close, another vocal – Bring Him Home, from Les Misérables – was very well received, before the piano was again employed for Nut Rocker and the ever-popular Radetzky March. with the audience clapping along.

The Club’s next concert will be staged at the Fairground Hall, Weyhill on Thursday 16 December, when the guest player will be STEVE HUBBLE from Broadmayne in Dorset. Tickets, priced at £6.00, will be available at the door. For further information about the Club please call 01264 323213 or visit